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Peace Scholar Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

submitted by hermansb@augsburg.edu

Are you interested in being a Peace Scholar in 2020/21? With a seven-week stay in Norway?

Augsburg sophomores and juniors with a strong interest in peace and justice issues are invited to apply for the 2020-21 Peace Scholar Program. Two students will be selected to join the group of 14 students taking courses in Oslo, Norway, at the International Summer Schools and the Nansen Center for Peace and Dialogue in June and July 2020.

Peace Scholars have high academic achievements, interest in international & global issues, openness to explore new ideas, and experience with civil engagement. This program allows scholars to learn, grow, and experience in areas related to peace and current global issues in a Norwegian context.

Program cost and room & board in Norway is covered, and students pay for travel cost and personal spendings.

Kristy Ornelas (ornelask@augsburg.edu) and Natalie Zavoral (zavoraln@augsburg.edu)) spent their summer as Peace Scholars in Norway last year, and any questions you may have can be directed to them via email.

You can also connect with our CGEE office for additional information (x1159 or globaled@augsburg.edu).

Remember the that the application deadline is coming up fast: February 1, 2020

Apply Here

Applications available for URGO Summer Research 2020

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

Applications available for URGO Summer Research Program

The URGO Summer Research Program is an on-campus program where undergraduate students are funded to conduct research or creative activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor.
• 200 or 400 hours
• Program runs May 14-July 29, 2020
• Full-time = $4,400 plus housing stipend
• Half-time = $2,200 plus housing stipend
• Design project with a faculty mentor
• Seminars and Speaker Series for support and professional development
• Final written product and oral presentation
There is also the option to be a Research Assistant at 100 hours for the summer (stipend of $1,100), in which undergraduates assist faculty with research tasks.
Applications can be found at www.augsburg.edu/urgo/research/on-campus-research/. Send an email to urgo@augsburg.edu to make an appointment with URGO staff and get advising on the application process!

Research support for faculty through the URGO Summer Research Program

submitted by kundell@augsburg.edu

The URGO Summer Research Program is designed to enhance undergraduate student learning and support faculty research and creative activity here on campus. Faculty are the driving force behind the research program, and we want it to be as beneficial to you as possible.
While summer is the perfect time to push research projects ahead, we know all too well how quickly the time goes. We have research grants for 400, 200, and 100 student research hours that are designed to provide you with the optimal amount of student research support needed for your project. The 100-hour research assistantship is a particularly good fit if you have needs for data entry, transcription, or literature review.
Some of you may have already been approached by students who would like to do summer research through URGO. We encourage you to think about how these students might support your own research agenda. While some advanced students might have a project in mind, we have found that students benefit the most from working within a faculty member’s area of expertise and current line of inquiry.
To learn more about URGO summer research and working with a student, visit the “on-campus research” page on the URGO website: www.augsburg.edu/urgo.
Please encourage interested students to make an appointment with URGO staff by contacting urgo@augsburg.edu.

Interfaith Ally Training

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

Campus Ministry is offering three Interfaith Ally training opportunities to staff and faculty this spring on the following dates:
Wednesday, February 26, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Riverside Room
Wednesday, March 11, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm, Lindell Library Room 301
Tuesday, April 14, 12:00 – 2:00 pm, Riverside Room

This workshop provides participants with the opportunity to learn about a wide range of faiths and ethical traditions including Native Spirituality, Judaism, Islam, Hybrid, Hinduism, Christianity, Buddhism and Atheism. Participants will hear the stories of community members from a variety of traditions and have the opportunity to learn through case studies.
For more information about this workshop, contact Fardosa Hassan at hassanf@augsburg.edu.

To register for this workshop, click here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeg1MOS9m-KUGEMmemPzx_mARW8xUgrPHzvX2-i8d3ztp8Ilw/viewform

Information about Interfaith Ally Training is also available on the Diversity and Inclusion website.

More information

General Announcements

Attention, first-year students: What do you expect in the workplace?

submitted by alamilla@augsburg.edu

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion is the nation’s largest workplace diversity, inclusion, and equity conference, and we want to share the Augsburg student perspective with the more than 1,400 professionals from a variety of industries who attend each year. When you look forward to leaving college and entering the workforce, what’s on your mind?

Fill out this two-question survey to let us know what you think.

Fill out the survey

Ger Vang: Batalden Interfaith Fellow

submitted by koh@augsburg.edu

Ger Vang, Hmong Shaman and Batalden Interfaith Fellow, has returned to campus for the Spring 2020 semester! See link below to view his message to you!

He would love to visit your class and/or student group. If you’re interested in having him visit your class/student group, please contact him at gervang2222@gmail.com. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Bibiana Koh, Batalden Scholar in Applied Ethics, at koh@augsburg.edu.

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Water Wise Wednesday

submitted by sharifa3@augsburg.edu

As part of Augsburg University’s Environmental Stewardship Committee we will be releasing A-Mail announcements on ways you can be environmentally conscious on campus! So look out for announcements every week.

Bottled Water and the Environment:

Did you know the United States is the largest consumer of bottled water in the world, using roughly one-fourth of all bottled water that’s sold. Bottled water companies claim it’s a healthier, calorie-free alternative to soda and juice, but scientific studies have found it to be no safer than tap water. Some studies have even found that certain brands of bottled water are tap water.

Not only that, the bottles themselves are filling our landfills at an alarming rate. It’s been estimated that about 75% of plastic water bottles get thrown away, which means that Americans throw away about half a billion bottles every week.

Need a reusable water bottle? Come to Share Shop located in the old science building during open hours and get one for FREE!

Make sure you “LIKE” us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/augsburg.environmental.stewardship/

Event Announcements

Register to attend the Retirewise Workshop Series (starts February 18th)

submitted by kimbrou@augsburg.edu

Augsburg Wellbeing is inviting the Retirewise program back to campus. Retirewise is a financial and retirement education program presented by MetLife and is coordinated by our benefits broker, NFP. This program has been well received in the past, so we encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to participate.

I invite you to learn more and see for yourself what action steps you can take to better prepare you to Retirewise. In just a few sessions you’ll be on your way to creating a realistic financial and retirement plan that works for you.

Join your colleagues for the complimentary, practical and straightforward Retirewise workshop series. It doesn’t matter how much or how little planning you’ve done, or if your retirement is many years away, you’ll find the Retirewise workshops worthwhile.

For more detailed information about the workshop series, and to register for the event, follow this registration link:
https://www.metlifeplansmart.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=517372

By registering, you are committing to attend each session in this 4-workshop series, which begins on February 18th. Specific dates, times, and locations are provided in the registration link.

If asked for company name, enter Augsburg University.

Retirewise Information Flyer:
http://web.augsburg.edu/hr/2020_Wellbeing/Retirewise%20Flyer%20(Augsburg%20University).pdf

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Registration Open: MN Private Colleges’ Job and Internship Fair

submitted by tilton@augsburg.edu

If you are looking for an internship or graduating in the spring, you should attend the Minnesota’s Private Colleges annual JOB AND INTERNSHIP FAIR on Thursday, February 27th at the Minneapolis Convention Center. This fair stands out as one of the premier college/employer partnerships in the country. The exhibit hall is open from 9:00 a.m .- 2:00 p.m. (You can stay for as long as you are able)

It is NOT to early to start researching the employers that are registered. Visit the
http://mnpcfair.org/ to learn more about the fair.

Attend a Prep Session
*In person: Job Fair Prep Sessions are listed on Handshake in Events.
*Moodle Community Online Prep Session– find the link on the fair handshake invite page

WHY ATTEND THE FAIR?
*Explore opportunities in a variety of industries and majors.
*Chat with more than 275 employers – all under one roof!
*Open to undergraduate students (sophomores, juniors, and seniors) from the Minnesota Private Colleges.
*Get your free professional LinkedIn Photo taken at the fair!

REGISTER & LEARN MORE ON HANDSHAKE

Explore Amsterdam this summer and earn 6 credits

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

LIVING GREEN IN AMSTERDAM, Study Abroad May 7-22, 2020

Program Leaders: Lars Christiansen and Allyson Green

Love to explore? Have a sense of adventure? Like to walk and take trains? Like to ride bike? See cities by boat? Enjoy gardens? Markets? Architecture? Parks? Ever been interested in how the people of the Netherlands live? Do you have the desire to learn about innovative and creative solutions to environmental challenges? Would you like to have new ideas and tools to make positive changes back here in the U.S.?

Join Allyson Green and Lars Christiansen on a two-week exploration of urban environmental sustainability in Amsterdam and Delft, Netherlands in May 2020! We begin with several course sessions in Minneapolis in early May, and then depart for the Netherlands on May 7. We return two weeks later. There is so much to see and discover! We hope you join us.

This is a 6-credit program:

Students choose one SOC/URB course for 4 credits:
SOC/URB 111: City Life: Intro to Urban Sociology (fulfills Social Behavioral Sciences LAF), or
SOC/URB 295: Living Green in Amsterdam (elective)

All students also take INS 292 for 2 credits:
INS 292: Topics: Environmental Sustainability through an Intercultural Lens

This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Program Cost: $5,500
*This all-inclusive program fee covers: tuition for 6 credits, international round-trip airfare from Minneapolis, all lodging, all meals, all transportation during the program, and all program activities.

Financial Aid: Check with Student Financial Services in Sverdrup hall to learn about how your financial aid package might help cover the cost of this program.

Get more information and apply online

Business/Econ Study abroad in Greece – May 2020

submitted by lubegam@augsburg.edu

Study Abroad for 2 weeks in summer and earn 4 credits + Augsburg Experience!

***Economic Crisis, Small Business & Ethics in Greece***

Course options:
KEY 490, ECO 495 , or BUS 495 (students register for one course).
This program also fulfills the Augsburg Experience requirement.

Faculty Leaders:
Stella Hofrenning and Phyllis Kapetenakis

Travel Dates: May 12-30, 2020 Approximately 3 pre-travel meetings will also be held

Description:
This program explores economic, business, ethical and religious forces that have created vast changes in Greek life. Examine challenges and opportunities in Greece as it has suffered from economic crisis combined with the current refugee crisis. Gain an understanding of Greek history, Greek culture, and how that has led to the current Greek business/economic model. Through these connections, you will develop an understanding of Greece’s interaction with the European Union and the current instability in the region.

Get more info and apply online!

Want to make change in your community? Come to Civic Action Coaching.

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Do you want to take action? Are you working on a public project or problem and need to workshop, brainstorm, or ask for ideas about how to proceed? Bring your project to Civic Action Coaching!

There will be 4 sessions planned for the spring semester. Come to one or all of them–the most important thing is to be prepared with a project you are working on our would like to work on. For students who want to take action!

Monday, January 27, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114
Monday, February 17, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114
Monday, March 23, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114
Monday, April 13, 3:10-4:40 p.m., OGC 114

Sessions will be led by Dennis Donovan of the Sabo Center for Democracy and Citizenship. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities. Questions? Email donovan@augsburg.edu or bouzardg@augsburg.edu.

Civic Action Coaching

Civic Skills Workshop: Public Narrative

submitted by bouzardg@augsburg.edu

Public leadership to make change requires the use of both the “head” and the “heart” to mobilize others to act effectively on behalf of shared values. It engages people in interpreting why they should change the world – their motivation – and how they can act to change it – their strategy. Public narrative is the “why” – the art of translating values into action through stories. Learn about how to craft your own public narrative and relate the story of self, story of us, and story of now.

This workshop builds on other Sabo Center workshops last semester focused on change-making skills. Whether or not you attended a workshop last semester–JOIN US!

Thursday, January 23
3:40-5 p.m.
OGC 114

Led by Dennis Donovan. Dennis teaches co-creative politics skills to people of all ages in the Twin Cities, across the US, and around the world who want to make positive change in their communities.

Public Narrative Facebook Event

Funding Searches and Small Grants – Wednesday, February 12 (3:30 – 5 p.m.), Lindell 301

submitted by causey@augsburg.edu

The Office of Grants & Sponsored Programs is hosting an event series to support ongoing grant proposal development among faculty and staff. The next session is Wednesday, February 12 (3:30 – 5pm) in Lindell 301. 

The topic is Funding Searches & Small Grants. Mary Hollerich of Lindell Library will discuss how to conduct funding searches for grants, and how the Library can help during the lifecycle of your grant. OGSP will give numerous examples of small grants across the disciplines. Twenty minutes will be reserved at the end for writing, consultations, and planning. 

Everyone is welcome to attend! Please RSVP to causey@augsburg.edu.  Please contact Lauren Causey with questions.   

Link: http://library.augsburg.edu/grants/howto#s-lg-box-16912579  

Global Citizenship: Whole World Sensibilities and Responsibilities

submitted by lopezfr@augsburg.edu

When: February 6, 2020 8:00 am – 10:00 am
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton – University Area, Bridges Ballroom, 2nd Floor, 511 Huron Blvd. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414, Phone: 612-504-3000
Cost: $75
Level: Intermediate
Track: Global Diversity
Presenters: Mark Ritchie, Global Minnesota | Shawntera M. Hardy, PolicyGrounds Consulting | Khadija Kali, Global Language Connections
Price of registration includes full plated breakfast buffet and coffee and specialty teas.
Global citizenship and interconnectivity allows us to experience and impact the world in more expansive ways than ever before. With this new international reach, however, comes responsibility for simultaneously caring for both our local communities and for others on the planet impacted by our actions or decisions. Given these new realities, how do we ensure our practices and solutions meet increasingly complex challenges at the local and planetary levels?

This workshop will include specific examples of what it takes to develop critical practices that satisfy individual interests while keeping in mind the needs of current and future generations – here and everywhere.

Learning Outcomes
This session will include specific examples that will have the following learning outcomes:

Communications policies and practices that satisfy individual interests while keeping in mind the needs of current and future generations – here and everywhere
Team member training approaches to developing simultaneously local and global thinking/action
Feedback mechanism to involve the broader community in this “balancing” process
Schedule
8:00 am – 8:30 am – Breakfast
8:30 am – 9:00 am – Welcome
9:00 am – 9:55 am – Program/Workshop
9:55 am – 10:00 am – Q&A and Close

Register Here

Friday Chapel: Installation of University Pastors

submitted by dames@augsburg.edu

On Friday January 24 at 10:40 am, join the Augsburg community in Hoversten Chapel for the installation service for Pastors Babette Chatman and Justin Lind-Ayres! With the summer appointment of Pastor Sonja Hagander to Vice President of Mission and Identity, the Campus Ministry pastoral staff was reconfigured. As part of that process, Pastors Babette and Justin were called to be University Pastors. And on Friday they will be officially installed as the pastoral team by Bishop Ann Svennungsen of the Minneapolis Area Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Come join the festive celebration which will include special music from President Paul Pribbenow and Thomas Pribbenow!

We continue to give thanks to the Search Team that worked diligently this fall to call Pastor Babette. The team included: Kelly Anderson Diercks, Athletics; Lee George, Strommen Center; Allyson Green, Sabo Center; Ian Heseltine, Student representative; and Mark Tranvik, Religion Department.

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Focused Conversation on Building Capacity for Enrollment Growth, Jan. 29

submitted by wegenke@augsburg.edu

Provost Karen Kaivola and Vice President for Strategic Enrollment Management Robert Gould will co-host a Focused Conversation on building Augsburg’s institutional capacity to drive enrollment growth. They have invited special guest speaker David Strauss, principal of Art & Science Group, to join as a presenter via Zoom. For that reason, this Focused Conversation will be offered only once. A live stream will be available, and the session will be recorded for later viewing.

January 29, 2-3 p.m. (Christensen Center, Marshall Room)

To view the Focused Conversation schedule and access the live-stream link when available, visit the All Hands page.

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